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Essential Oils for Careers and Professions: Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Finance

As we start thinking toward preparing tax returns here in the United States, focus and attention is required to compile all that is needed for good bookkeeping of the year gone by. It’s also a good time to reflect on finances and money management. Looking at how things were handled and the results is beneficial in order to improve your financial condition in the upcoming year.

There are a number of essential oils to aid in maintaining clarity and accuracy. One such essential oil is lemon, which is beneficial for accountants, bankers, entrepreneurs and all those who work with numbers and finance. Let’s uncover why lemon can make a difference when working with numbers both for good bookkeeping and in tracking for success.

Lemon is not only a good essential oil to keep germs at bay and encourage a joyful optimistic outlook,
but it is also beneficial to aid in mental clarity and focus. Diffusion of lemon is a detoxifier and a deodorizer so use it to keep your workspace air and energy clean and clear. Add a few more oils to your mix such as lavender or bergamot, to reduce stress and bring balance.

Lemon brings mental clarity, helping you to focus your attention on work, especially when dealing with important details. It helps you look at things from various angles for a greater perspective. Use lemon to assist you when you want to become conscious of the repetitive patterns of self-limiting thoughts that are holding you back. Then, develop and focus on positive thoughts to replace those negative beliefs. Inhale this essential oil while you repeat the affirmations below.”

Affirmation: I am confident and courageous. I shine my light brightly for all to see. I honor
and respect myself for who I am and what I can do. I am blessed with mental clarity. It is easy
for me to integrate all that is going on around me.

Interesting tidbits: Ancient Egyptians used lemon on fish and meat to avoid food
poisoning. Lemons were introduced to Europe by crusaders during the early middle ages. When
the aroma of lemon essential oil is diffused into the air in office buildings, it is believed to
improve worker focus and reduce error.”

~excerpted from The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing

Lemon Essential Oil Affirmation. Lemon helps when you are recovering from the blues, as it aids in releasing the symptoms of depression.

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of now 7 books, 5 decks, and 9 spoken audio CDs. Her 30 years of experience encompass many facets including spiritual entrepreneurship, evolutionary aromatherapy, and the use of crystals and positive thought. She created an award-winning line of Aroma-Energetic Sprays, Medical Grade Essential Oils, and Roll-On blends sold in stores worldwide. All of this while lovingly holding space at her conscious living store – The Crystal Garden which she opened in 1988. With her dynamic style, she has led workshops and classes around the country and is renowned for her dedication to helping people focus on mindfulness and positive thought. Visit her online at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com and TheCrystalGarden.com

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Vitality: Ruby and Rutilated Quartz

Everything is energy, and all energy has a vibration. Crystals also have energy and vibration, and their vibration is based on the stone’s color and the manner in which the stone formed in the earth. Inner peace and calm are the keys to a healthy, balanced life. There are many gems you can use to maintain your awareness of habits of health. Ruby and rutilated quartz are especially useful to increase vim and vigor.


Use ruby or rutilated quartz to maintain focus and unblock underlying challenges regarding physical well-being and vitality as a tool for your physical body.


Use ruby when you decide to align with your core inner strength. This gemstone, due to its hardness and red energy, revs you up with the fuel required to live life to the fullest. Use ruby to keep on your person to encourage vitality and endurance. Repeat a positive thought to match ruby like: “Vital life force flows vibrantly through me. I am strong and health.”


Use rutilated quartz when you are working toward improving your energy level. The golden rutile inclusions within the stone enhance physical endurance. Decide that you intend to add chi or life force to the body. This positive affirmation is beneficial to repeat with rutilated quartz in hand: “I am grateful that my vital life force provides me with the energy and motivation to live life to the fullest!”
Integrate the power of positive thought into your daily life as often as you can. The gems will serve as reminders. Keep them on your person or put them in places where you will see them. When setting an intention, add the caveat that the outcome be for the highest good of all concerned. Wherever your thoughts go, action follows, and results are established.

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her latest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Mindful Manifestation with Crystals and Gemstones by Margaret Ann Lembo

Are you ready to improve your ability to create your world as you want it to be? Ask yourself, “Am I fulfilled and happy?” If the answer isn’t a resounding, “YES!” then it’s time to awaken. Mindfulness is key to improve your spiritual and personal life. As you strive for personal growth, become self-aware. Start the self-awareness journey by becoming conscious of all the thoughts going through your mind.

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is being aware of your thoughts and consciously choosing which thoughts you allow into your mind. You create your reality with every thought, word, and action including outside influence. Outside influences include your choices of entertainment, reading, and music as well as conversations that you participate in. Your mind and intention design your days and your life.

Crystals and gemstones have been used for millennia to help with meditation and mindful manifestation. Crystals are tools that provide you with the ability to maintain mindfulness with focused intention. Crystals and gemstones are transformative tools that are found all throughout the world. They can help you in your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical personal development. Based on metaphysical principles, they can assist you in staying focused on your intentions to create and maintain positive change in your life. With the right vibrational matching gemstone nearby you have some help to remember to focus on what you DO want, instead what you don’t want in your life’s experiences.

Everything is energy, and all energy has a vibration. Crystals also have energy and vibration, and their vibration is based on the stone’s color and the manner in which the stone formed in the earth. Each and every stone has a spiritual component to help you further develop your spiritual connection. Likewise, each stone has a mental use that aids in maintaining mental focus and clarity, an emotional use that can help you deal with feelings and unblock underlying challenges, and physical uses that range from supporting the healing of your physical body to helping you fulfill your physical needs such as money and career.

To choose the crystal that best fits your positive thoughts and intentions for the purpose of amplifying your intention, simply look at your collection of crystals (and gemstone jewelry if you have some) as you stay focused on your goal. Get clear on your intention. Which stone or color does your eye naturally gravitate toward? Pick that gemstone and formalize your intention.

As an example, if your intention is to have more financial security, then try using a pyrite cube with a matching affirmation. Use pyrite to help strengthen courage and self-confidence. Such strength is needed to allow yourself to manifest money in your life through your creative efforts. Pyrite often forms in cubes and therefore has a geometrical connection to creating a strong foundation for anything you do.

Repeat this statement often and visualize the outcome.

There are plenty of people with plenty of money who want the goods and/or services that I offer. I’m self-motivated and strong. I am determined to follow through on the next best thing. I am productive. My confidence is rock solid. I focus on my intentions and take positive action to manifest my goals.

Do you believe that you build your reality? Start by recognizing that you do design your reality! Increase your ability through creativity and action for success in all endeavors, including financial success, fertility, creativity, family blessings, happy home, healthy body, and much more. Visualize your dreams as if they have already been realized. Create a strong foundation. Be determined and confident enough to make the necessary steps to build the life of your dreams. Pyrite is a stone of financial abundance. Use this stone with intention when you are trying to improve your financial status. Draw on its gold energy while you take action to increase your monetary wealth.

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her latest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts of the Earth. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988.  www.MargaretAnnLembo.com  TheCrystalGarden.com

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Archangel Gabriel and the Gemstone Guardians: Angel of Inspiration and the Dreamtime pair with the Herkimer Diamond

Archangel Gabriel is one of many angels to turn to for inspiration and clear messages from the Divine. You can decide that you want more guidance to come to you while you sleep during your dream state. Dreams are recognized as ongoing thought processes and some of the world’s most prominent scientists, musicians and inventors have significant dream insight that are responsible for major discoveries and profound musical works. I personally have experienced great understanding and ideas that are revealed to me upon waking. Archangel Gabriel can be your guide in the dream world.

The Herkimer diamond lends a hand in the Dreamtime. It is the number-one tool to use for lucid dreaming, shamanic journeywork, and vision seeking. The Herkimer Diamond is mined in Herkimer, NY, therefore explaining its moniker. Herkimer Diamonds are doubly terminated quartz (silicon dioxide) crystals. Herkimers heighten your consciousness and awareness as if you are turning on a light in a dark room. You can use a Herkimer diamond to ask for assistance from Archangels Gabriel because this little sparkly gem is a good vibrational match.

            With a Herkimer diamond in hand, asyourself, “Am I able to recall my dreams? Do I wake up inspired or knowing ananswer to an unresolved question or issue?” Contemplate the answers. Take thetime before going to sleep to form the intention to remember your dreams. Pausefor a moment to jot down your thoughts and feelings upon waking. Dreams can beyour internal psychologist and spiritual advisor. Dreams are powerful tools forself-healing, personal awareness, and spiritual growth.

On an emotional level, the Herkimer Diamond and Archangel Gabriel will help you to understand why you feel a certain way. Uncovers the little pockets of stored memories that were buried long ago and heal the previously hidden memories. Release them to make room for positive energy and new experiences.

Use this affirmation from Archangel Gabriel along with your Herkimer diamond:

I relax my body, mind, and spirit to meditate regularly. Great ideas are constantly flowing into my mind. It is fulfilling to follow through on creativethoughts and manifest my reality. I take enthusiastic action. I am productive.

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Color Your Life with Crystals Angels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her newest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts of the Earth (Llewellyn Worldwide. February 2019)
Margaret Ann is an aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988.  www.MargaretAnnLembo.com  TheCrystalGarden.com

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Listening to the Messenger: Archangel Gabriel and Gemstones Ammonite, Dolomite, and Scolecite

Archangel Gabriel inspires and guides you to deeper understanding. Through dreams, inspired inner knowing, and true listening of the voice within, you can ‘hear’ Gabriel’s guidance.

Gabriel is a Divine Oracle and through self-development align with this archangel to develop your own oracular skills. Archangel Gabriel is well known as the messenger to announce the birth of the Messiah 200 years before his birth when he ‘appeared to Daniel’. Gabriel is the Angel of the Annunciation.

Gabriel spent around 22 years upon Earth appearing regularly to dictate the Koran to Mohammed. And, other incidences of note are that Gabriel also appeared to Zacharias to let him know of the birth of John the Baptist or John the Precursor. His wife, Elizabeth, was too old to give birth so when Zacharias didn’t believe Gabriel he struck him mute until the baby was born. Gabriel is also known to be the angel that seals the secrets of heaven and prior lives within the child by pressing her fingers to their lips leaving a soft mark that appears as a cleft beneath the nose.

There are many gemstones that can amplify your connection with Archangel Gabriel. A few of them are Ammonite, Dolomite, and Scolecite. The guidance of this archangel strongly points to going within to know, hear, and experience truth and information.

Ammonite’s message is “I know the truth in the center of myself. All the answers lie within. I recall my dreams and use them as tools to help guide me.”

The spiritual uses of ammonite send you into the center of your own consciousness due to the spiraling structure of this fossil. It’s especially useful to use for dream work, meditation, spiral dance, and walking a labyrinth or a medicine wheel. Because of this fossil’s association with snakes or serpents, ammonite has been associated with healing power and oracular abilities.

Dolomite’s focus is “I think outside the box. My ideas are fresh and creative. I easily manifest my artistic thoughts.”

Dolomite improves the meditation experience. Use this stone with the intention of creating new pathways of consciousness by opening up to unexplored avenues for raising your awareness. For example, instead of a sitting meditation, try a moving meditation such as tai chi or a nature walk or explore lucid dreaming and shamanic journeywork to expand your spiritual horizons.

Scolecite, with mindful intention, aligns you with all the angels. Repetitively think these thoughts: “I consciously request and accept the help of angels. My life flows easily with grace. The energy of healing, love, and well-being flows through me. My intuition is intact.”

The spiritual uses of Scolecite include that it amplifies your intention to remember your dreams. This stone opens the portals residing in the crown, third eye, and throat chakras, allowing for the download and processing of Divine inspiration, healing light, and true wisdom. It is especially beneficial for guiding your higher consciousness to be a Divine channel of God’s love and to connect with Archangel Gabriel.

Every day is a good day to call on the assistance of your angels. Remember that you always have an angel at your side. Feel grateful that angels light your path and inspire you. Know that you are able to handle any situation that arises. Stay focused on angelic assistance and appreciate the support available to you from them in all areas of your life.

Allow Archangel Gabriel to inspire and guide you through dreams and inspiration. Believe yourself and know the true voice within.

 

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Color Your Life with Crystals; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Margaret Ann is an aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988.  www.MargaretAnnLembo.com | TheCrystalGarden.com

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Challenging Transformations with Amethyst

There are cycles when life is just plain challenging. It seemingly comes out of nowhere but in reality, the challenges are often the result of complacency. Eventually, the cosmic two-by-four will essentially knock you upside the head to get you to pay attention and wake up! This two-by-four is ultimately a huge gift in personal development which opens the door to a positive transformation. The challenging experiences come in various forms depending on your personal life circumstances. Grab a piece of amethyst – or a pile of amethyst – and work with the positive vibrations of purple crystalline structure to restore your life and your equilibrium.

Amethyst is great for changing any situation. Use it when you are having trouble with friends or any difficult situation. The truth is that you can always change your life. It starts with changing your thoughts and your perception of reality. Focus on gratitude and use amethyst for mindfulness when you repetitively misunderstand others or are being misunderstood.

Take the time to contemplate what you want your life to be like and to feel like. With amethyst in hand or nearby, put your attention on the needed changes. Focus all of your awareness on what it will take to get those changes to happen. Then, do it!  

Imagine the color purple flowing around you as you reinvent your life experiences. Use amethyst to think clearly and intelligently, access your intuition, answers you need, and balance your mind.

Use this Amethyst Positive Thought Affirmation:

“I see, sense, feel and know life is magical. I release all habits no longer for my highest good. I have a great connection with my spirit guides and angels. I am very intuitive. I trust my feelings. It’s easy for me to take action to create the life I want to experience.”

 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; Color Your Life with Crystals; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Margaret Ann is an aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988.  www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Animal Ally Spider and Vibrational Matching Stone Picasso Stone

Spider totem is an ally for writers. It has been said that the first letters of the alphabet or the written word were inspired by the various designs found in the webs of spiders. Writing is one of the tools for creating reality 

Spider made itself known to me. Unfortunately, I first recognized Spider showing up because I was bitten by Spider at almost every Sacred Circle Gathering—a medicine wheel event—that I facilitated for over a decade. After that, Spider would show up in more amicable ways. Most of the time, Spider is quite large and obvious when it has a message for me. 

When connecting with Spider, it is good to know about Spider Woman, a deity in the Navajo religion and Hopi cosmological teachings. Spider Woman is considered the creator of humans and a great benefactor.  

There is an old Hopi story about the people who had many differences and had forgotten their connection with the creator. They had lost their conscience to act with integrity. Those who remembered how to walk in balance on the earth and harmoniously with each other were guided by Spider Woman to survive earth challenges. 

Spider’s vibrational matching gemstone is Picasso Stone. Picasso stone helps you get up and get moving. If you perceive blocks, real or imagined, use Picasso stone as a tool for transforming your emotions and achieve life-enhancing self-transformation. When mental confusion arises, contemplate the lines mapped within this stone. Use it as a tool for focus. Just as Spider must build and rebuild her web, you, too, must hold a clear vision of what you want in your web and what you want it to look like. If a piece of your world becomes tangled, both Picasso stone and Spider medicine can help you untangle the confusion so that you can rebuild. 

 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom, and Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards. She is an aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden—the Conscious Living store and center of the Palm Beaches  Visit her online at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com 

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Clarity, Truth, and Wisdom: Owl and the Indicolite Gemstone

Owl appeared in my life as a totem before I had any ideas about animal totems or power animals. One early morning in the early 1980s, upon returning from a night of disco dancing, I arrived home to find three small owls perched on the railing of my condo’s walkway. Being a recent transplant from Brooklyn, this startled me considerably and the image is etched indelibly in my heart and mind. In retrospect, owls were part of my life during college a few years prior to that experience. My alma mater, Florida Atlantic University, has the owl as its mascot. In fact, the land is a sanctuary for animals.  

Over the years, there have been a number of significant events showing me that Owl is one of my power animals. As a primary totem, this bird brings the vibration of wisdom, cognizance, and knowledge. This totem is found in the east quadrant of the wheel of life lending clarity and perspective in order to know the truth in all matters. With its royal associations, indicolite is a stone of wise leadership which requires expanded awareness. Indicolite is blue tourmaline and has a very similar vibration as blue sapphire and gem-quality blue kyanite. 

If you have an inkling that Owl is one of your allies, take the time to connect deep within your consciousness. Trust yourself as you develop the ability to see, feel, know, and hear what lies beneath the surface. Follow your intuition. Pay attention to your dreams. If you don’t have a habit of remembering your dreams then focus on what you feel and think when you first wake up. Inner guidance and knowledge is yours.  

Owl Affirmation: Knowledge and wisdom regarding secrets are revealed to me when needed. It’s easy for me to see the unseen and hear the unsaid. I acknowledge and trust my intuition. 

When Owl shows up in your life, pay attention to your inner knowing. Hidden agendas can be revealed to you. Maintain a sense of calm, stay focused, and sort out thoughts in a peaceful manner. The truth is available to you now and always. 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and StonesCrystal Intentions OracleThe Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; and Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom. She has many oracle decks and spoken audio CDs, too! Find out more at TheCrystalGarden.com and MargaretAnnLembo.com

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Attention Rock Hounds and Animal Lovers!

Over the upcoming weeks and months, you’ll hear me talking a lot about the wisdom of animals and their matching gemstones to help yourself mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. All creatures, great and small, in all species on this planet are interconnected. There are many teachings available to us through the observation of a particular animal totem and their habits and patterns. I’ll be sharing and exploring how the associated gemstone for each animal totem is a further indication of the energy of the animal as symbolism and a teaching on your sacred journey. Crystals, minerals, and stone offer your insights to evolve your soul and spirit in this incarnation.

Stay tuned for regular posts on my blog on MargaretAnnLembo.com and within the Facebook Group, Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club. We’ll explore 88 animal allies and gemstones for spiritual fulfillment.

My new book and deck will arrive in bookstores on June 19. I’ll be appearing at various locations on numerous dates over the next months. Please join me! View my calendar at this link for all my events and happenings: http://www.margaretannlembo.com/schedule/

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Honoring Sacred Space

Do you honor the sacred space of others? Is it easy for you to set boundaries and express them with ease and grace? Do youbalk at the idea of simple rules or do you find yourself offended or above the rules? How easily are your buttons pushed by others and do you take the time to figure out why you are reacting in a childish manner?
What is etiquette? “Etiquette is the customary code of polite behavior in a society or among members of a particular profession or group.” There are the rules established in various spaces because not all beings are trained in situational awareness, or socialized to know or follow protocol or appropriate behavior.

Amber Gemstone Affirmation. Amber is a tool for recalling past lives with the intent to uncover how those memories can help you in your lifenow.

Sometimes policies are created for the well-being of the space and all that enter there. The reasons for policies and procedures aren’t always clear, yet know there is most likely a good reason the policy is put in place.
The home is a sacred space. When a householder states that you must take your shoes off before entering a home, then take your shoes off or don’t enter. A business is a sacred space and policies and procedures as a customer or an employee are to be followed.
For example, if a store owner (like myself) requires that you carry a shopping basket while in the store, then carry the basket or don’t shop in that store. If you are on the line in a store, bank, restaurant, crowded beach, or in any public place, refrain from speaking on your mobile phone or remove yourself from the presence of others. When driving, keep enough space between you and your fellow drivers, follow the rules and etiquette on the road or stay home.
When you find yourself highly insulted by something and you feel very offended by the rules of the sacred space of others, take the time to contemplate the source of the feelings that create that reaction.
When you establish boundaries or clearly state the etiquette of the sacred space, don’t cave in because someone is throwing a tantrum. Rather, step into graceful communication and stay firm with the policy or boundaries that are instituted. Maintain neutral and stay in a state of grace and love when someone is demonstrating that they are challenged because of boundaries that you have set in place.
Love is the ultimate vibration to transform and transmute challenging situations. Stay focused on vibrating love, breathe deeply, and know all is well.
Awaken your consciousness for higher understanding and wisdom.
Peace,
Margaret Ann Lembo